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Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Sole D.C. gun dealer closes doors after losing lease, creating de facto ban

D.C. has no gun stores, and federal law prohibits residents from buying a handgun elsewhere and bringing it into the district.

By The Associated Press  |  01:29 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Sister of deceased journal editor to speak on workplace bullying

Some co-workers said workplace harassment factored into the suicide of Kevin Morrissey, an editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review at the University of Virginia. Others disagreed.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Man found dead in D.C. apartment

D.C. police said they were called to an apartment in the 3400 block of Minnesota Ave NE to investigate a report of a foul odor. Officials said they found the body of Thomas Glenn Lipscomb, 49, inside.

By Theola Labbe-DeBose  |  11:07 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Littering in parts of D.C. will cost $75

D.C. police are beginning a pilot project Sunday to crack down on littering. For the first month of the program, police will issue warnings to pedestrians and motorists who litter.

By Associated Press  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Teen who claims he was tortured challenges placement on no-fly list

A Virginia teen who says he was tortured in Kuwait and couldn’t get home because he is on the U.S. government’s no-fly list is suing to get off the list.

By The Associated Press  |  08:25 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Metro fires 2 employees after woman falls through hatch

Metro officials say two workers have been fired after a 52-year-old woman fell through an escalator access hatch at the Pentagon station.

By The Associated Press  |  08:21 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Pedestrian struck in Silver Spring

By Clarence Williams  |  10:13 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Boy struck by vehicle in driveway in Chantilly

By Clarence Williams  |  07:38 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 04/28/2011

D.C. gets a C for care of its trees

The Casey Trees’ Tree Report Card, which is billed as the only independent assessment of D.C.’s trees on both public and private lands, gives the nation’s capital a C for 2010, dropping from 2009’s grade of B-minus.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:30 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Obama calls McDonnell to express condolences over storm deaths

President Obama called Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday afternoon to express his “personal sadness’’ over the loss of life and property in Virginia from a recent rash of storms, according to a spokesman for McDonnell.

By Anita Kumar  |  02:03 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Loh: One-third of state’s best students should attend U-Md.

Former University of Iowa provost speaks optimistically of potential merger with Baltimore professional campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 04/28/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:36 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Last youth-center escapee is caught

By Washington Post editors  |  12:15 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Boy, 4, falls four stories from window

By Clarence Williams  |  10:55 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Pepper spray released at Metro Center

By Clarence Williams  |  06:13 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Eaglets being relocated after mom killed by jet

Wildlife officials plan to relocate three bald eaglets from their nest at Norfolk Botanical Center to a wildlife center after their mother was hit and killed by an airplane.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:38 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Live video stream: Schaefer funeral

Maryland’s past and present political leaders are remembering the former Maryland governor, comptroller and Baltimore mayor at funeral services this morning in Baltimore.

By Washington Post Staff  |  11:58 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/27/2011

McDonnell to ask for possible delay in Mark Center move

Citing traffic concerns, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will ask for a possible delay in moving 6,400 defense employees to the Mark Center in Alexandria.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Details of William Donald Schaefer’s funeral

Former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor William Donald Schaefer will be laid to rest today in Baltimore.

By Justin Jouvenal and Baltimore Sun  |  08:38 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 AM ET, 04/27/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:53 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Coretta King memorial garden to open in Md.

Bernice A. King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, will speak at the opening of a memorial garden for Mrs. King.

By Associated Press  |  06:07 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Monticello gets Jefferson-related artifacts

The foundation that operates Thomas Jefferson’s mountaintop home at Monticello has received more than 200 artifacts related to the third president.

By Associated Press  |  05:59 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Fire damages Woodbridge homes

Two dogs saved in Woodbridge townhouse blaze

By Martin Weil  |  11:04 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Brentwood mayor bows out of race

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:49 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Teen stabbed near Columbia Heights Metro station

By Clarence Williams  |  09:35 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 04/26/2011

D.C. police fatally shoot man in SE

By Theola Labbe and Clarence Williams  |  07:57 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Community rallies around victim of McDonald’s attack

The family of a transgender woman who was attacked in a Baltimore County McDonald'slast week thanked the woman who stepped in and tried to help, as more than a hundred supporters gathered at the Rosedalerestaurant Monday night.

By Baltimore Sun  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 04/26/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:50 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Park Service tests replica of historic C&O Canal boat

By Associated Press  |  06:09 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 04/26/2011

D.C. treats stinky ginkgo trees

D.C. officials have started to spray ginkgo trees around the city to prevent the unpleasant odor of its fruits.

By Associated Press  |  06:03 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Distressed plane lands safely at Reagan

Officials say plane reporting an unspecified warning call has landed safely

By Washington Post editors  |  06:42 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Sources: Joshua Starr to be next MoCo schools chief

Montgomery County school board to name Joshua Starr of Stamford public schools as its superintendent

By Robert Samuels  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Marylanders begin farewells to Schaefer

The flag-draped casket of former Maryland governor William Donald Schaefer was carried to his Baltimore home and the State House in Annapolis

By Marc Fisher  |  04:40 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Episcopal property dispute back in court

A years-long fight between the Episcopal Church and several conservative congregations has landed back in a Fairfax County courtroom.

By Associated Press  |  03:21 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Memorials begin for William Donald Schaefer

Maryland is beginning its three-day remembrance of former Gov. William Donald Schaefer.

By Associated Press  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/25/2011

E-mail: D.C. police special-ops commander unaware of Sheen escort

The commander of the D.C. police Special Operations Division was apparently unaware of the police escort provided to actor Charlie Sheen last week.

By Associated Press  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Rally planned after McDonald’s attack

By Associated Press  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Easter Egg Roll at the White House

Thousands of children, along with celebrities and the first family, gathered on the White House’s South Lawn Monday for the annual Easter Egg Roll.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Circuit court judge dismisses union lawsuit against Montgomery County

Judge says public employees must first make their case before a county labor relations administrator.

By  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 AM ET, 04/25/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:33 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 AM ET, 04/25/2011

28,000 ‘ghost’ crab pots removed from Bay

Virginia watermen have removed more than 28,000 "ghost" crab pots from the Chesapeake Bay watershed over the past three years as part of a federal and state effort to restore the crab population.

By Associated Press  |  06:13 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Pedestrian seriously injured in SE

A pedestrian is struck by a vehicle and seriously injured

By Martin Weil  |  12:14 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 04/24/2011

1 dead, 1 hurt in Potomac fire

By Associated Press  |  02:19 PM ET, 04/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/24/2011

Police ID body of woman found in trash dumpster

By Associated Press  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2011

Large snake causes power outage

Nearly 7,000 were left without power in the Upper Marlboro area after a snake crawled into a breaker.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 04/24/2011

D.C. voters can cast ballots today

By Associated Press  |  11:07 AM ET, 04/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 04/23/2011

Woman dies after being struck by cars

A 47-year-old Forestville woman was struck by two vehicles and killed as she tried to cross Pennsylvania Avenue Friday night, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:59 PM ET, 04/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 04/23/2011

D.C. teen fatally shot

A D.C. teenager was shot to death in the Hillcrest Heights area of Prince George’s County Friday night, and police are looking for three people who were spotted leaving the scene.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:23 PM ET, 04/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland

Posted at 01:54 AM ET, 04/23/2011

Police identify man shot by officer

Police identify slain stabbing suspect as Springfield man

By Martin Weil  |  01:54 AM ET, 04/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 AM ET, 04/23/2011

Pedestrian killed just before midnight

A female pedestrian was struck by a car and killed late Friday night in the Forestville area of Prince George’s County.

By Martin Weil  |  01:34 AM ET, 04/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Slaying in Temple Hills

An unidentified homicide victim was found Friday night in the Temple Hills section of Prince George’s County. Police went there after receiving a report of a shooting

By Martin Weil  |  11:26 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Man fatally shot by police in Fairfax

A stabbing suspect was fatally shot by a Fairfax County police officer

By  |  08:33 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Fishing boat capsizes in Chesapeake Bay; four aboard

Two people died Friday after a 23-foot fishing boat capsized in the Chesapeake Bay near Breezy Point Beach.

By Patricia Sullivan and Matt Zapotosky  |  01:40 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 04/22/2011

FBI arrests man in Vt.-Va. custody case

The FBI has arrested a man and accused him of helping a Virginia woman involved in a custody dispute with her former partner leave the United States and move to Nicaragua.

By John Curran  |  11:07 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Va. man leads police on wild chase

By Clarence Williams  |  09:12 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Brush fire sweeps through park in Prince George’s

By Clarence Williams  |  09:05 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Body of missing N.C. teen found in Md. river

A body found in the Susquehanna River has been identified as that of Phylicia Barnes, a teenage girl who went missing while visiting relatives in Baltimore.

By Washington Post editors  |  04:50 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Fairfax crime plummets, but why?

Reports of serious crime in Fairfax County dropped nearly 8 percent last year, even though a new tracking system that went into effect should have resulted in higher numbers, all things being equal.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:20 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Metro station manager arrested, indicted after deadly 2008 bus crash

U.S. marshals arrested Metro station manager Ronald Taylor Thursday morning at the Cheverly station after a grand jury indicted him on charges of negligent homicide in a 2008 bus accident, according to Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel.

By Ann Scott Tyson  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 04/21/2011

$5 million lawsuit filed after Georgetown flooding

A $5 million class-action lawsuit has been filed against the managers of Georgetown’s Washington Harbour following the flood there that swamped restaurants, shops and a parking garage.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:13 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 04/21/2011

O’Malley press secretary stepping down

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is in search of a new press secretary.

By John Wagner  |  09:40 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Report: Anti-bomb plan for Pentagon annex mistakenly posted online

A document describing efforts to bomb-proof a new Pentagon annex in Alexandria was posted on a public government Web site, according to Reuters.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:40 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 AM ET, 04/21/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:20 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:26 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Truck fire closes down part of Beltway

By Clarence Williams  |  09:26 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Police: Man found near U-Md.’s Byrd Stadium was a student

Authorities say a man in running clothing who was found unresponsive on a roadway outside the University of Maryland’s Byrd Stadium has died.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Same-sex adoptions lose ground after Va. board vote

The State Board of Social Services voted overwhelmingly against new adoption rules that some say would allow same-sex couples to adopt.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:45 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 04/20/2011

8 people receive minor injuries in D.C. bus crash

By Clarence Williams  |  05:19 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/20/2011

White House considers requiring campaign contribution disclosures for federal contractors

The White House says it's considering requiring companies pursuing federal contracts to disclose their campaign contributions.

By Associated Press  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 04/20/2011

NTSB investigating Obama plane incident

The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an official investigation into the incident Monday in which a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden had to abandon its initial landing attempt because it was too close to a military cargo jet.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:03 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation, NTSB

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Sewer overflow in Bowie

About 13,000 gallons of untreated wastewater from a sewer overflowed onto Old Chapel Road in Bowie yesterday.

By Washington Post editors  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Shad Planking: Va. leaders eat fish, talk politics

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and other state leaders will politick, schmooze and eat a bony, oily fish today at one of Virginia’s most curious — and storied — political events..

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:44 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 04/20/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:19 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Businesses get first glimpse of Washington Harbour flood damage

As pumps whirred and sucked brown water from Georgetown’s Washington Harbour complex Tuesday, some restaurant and shop owners got a first glimpse of the damage done by a flood there a day earlier.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:05 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Virginia copes with damage after severe storms

About 430 homes and businesses were destroyed or damaged from the deadly weekend storms; hardest-hit Gloucester Co. suffered millions of dollars in damage.

By Associated Press  |  08:29 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 04/19/2011

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By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:17 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Three slashed in Langley Park

Police arrest suspect after altercation on University Blvd.

By Martin Weil  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Md. teen charged with laser abuse

Laser blinds Maryland police pilots; teenager charged

By Martin Weil  |  09:05 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Former Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer has died

The former governor, Baltimore mayor dominated Maryland politics

By Adam Bernstein  |  07:22 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Woman rescued from Potomac River in Md.

A woman kayaking in the Potomac River has been safely rescued from the water after her boat overturned in the rapids.

By The Associated Press  |  05:26 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/18/2011

High tide raises flood waters in Georgetown

A person hanging on to a tree in Potomac floodwaters was rescued by Montgomery County’s Cabin John river team in an inflatable boat.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Man charged in Langley Park slaying

A 26-year-old Dunkirk man was stabbed and killed Saturday morning during an altercation in the Langley Park neighborhood, and Prince George’s County police have charged a 25-year-old man in the slaying.

By  |  01:16 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Va. lawmaker to hold stink bug hearing

A Virginia congressman is hosting a forum on how to manage the smelly menace of the brown marmorated stink bug.

By Associated Press  |  09:07 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 04/18/2011

By  |  08:38 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Missing Persons

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Many rescued from water over weekend

By Martin Weil  |  12:00 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 04/17/2011

Officer kills man who fired gun in Prince George’s

Man is killed in Prince George’s after attacking an officer

By Martin Weil  |  09:06 PM ET, 04/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 04/17/2011

Bowie man killed in Glenn Dale

Prince George’s County police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old Bowie man who was killed in Glenn Dale early Sunday.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:50 PM ET, 04/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/17/2011

2 men charged with murder in Montgomery County

Montgomery County police arrested two men and charged them with murder in connection with the slaying of an 18-year-old man in January 2010.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:47 PM ET, 04/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/17/2011

2 men shot in Northwest

By Washington Post Staff  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/17/2011

Man’s body found in Colmar Manor

Police in the small Prince George’s County town of Colmar Manor are investigating the death of a Silver Spring man who was found on Bladensburg Road early Sunday morning.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 04/17/2011

Fatal fire at Fort Washington group home

A 67-year-old man died Saturday afternoon after being badly burned in a fire at a group home in Prince George’s County.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:18 PM ET, 04/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/17/2011

Annapolis cleans up after storm causes flooding

By The Associated Press  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 04/17/2011

2 protesters arrested at IMF/World Bank event

Two protesters have been arrested during weekend demonstrations of the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

By The Associated Press  |  10:37 AM ET, 04/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 04/16/2011

Electrical fire prompts Hyattsville mall evacuation

Mall at Prince George’s Plaza evacuated after transformer burns

By Martin Weil  |  05:59 PM ET, 04/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 04/16/2011

Va.Tech marks anniversary of 2007 shootings

The university is honoring the 32 people who were killed in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

By The Associated Press  |  11:56 AM ET, 04/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/16/2011

National Park Week runs through next Sun.

It’s National Park Week, which means free admission at National Park facilities throughout Virginia.

By The Associated Press  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/16/2011

Annapolis braces for coastal flooding, high winds

By The Associated Press  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/16/2011

Protesters converge for IMF/World Bank event

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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/16/2011

O’Malley to make announcement on Chesapeake crabs

Maryland’s governor has scheduled an announcement next week on the Chesapeake Bay’s crab fishery.

By The Associated Press  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Woman found dead after Columbia Heights fire

A woman’s body was found after a fire in Columbia Heights; cause of death unclear.

By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil  |  08:16 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Teachers’ union protests Post editorial board

The D.C. teachers’ union staged a rally outside The Washington Post Friday claiming the paper’s editorial positions are influenced by Kaplan, the for-profit educational services division owned by The Post Co.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:16 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Three arrested as crowd protests District’s treatment on Capitol Hill

Roughly 60 protesters organized by the activist group DC Vote are staging a protest on Second Street NE outside the Hart Senate Office Building

By Ben Pershing  |  02:45 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 04/15/2011

McDonnell vetoes redistricting bill

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell vetoed a bill Friday that would have drawn new state legislative boundaries in Virginia for the next decade

By Washington Post editors  |  02:10 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Giraffe dies under anesthesia at Baltimore zoo

Maryland Zoo officials say a 16-year-old giraffe died after being anesthetized for a hoof trimming.

By Baltimore Sun  |  12:10 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/15/2011

U-Va. to raise tuition and fees

The University of Virginia is raising tuition and mandatory fees to offset cuts in state funding and increasing costs

By the Daily Progress  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 04/15/2011

D.C. celebrates Emancipation Day

D.C. residents are commemorating Emancipation Day with exhibits, tours, and even a protest. Taxpayers have reason to celebrate, too.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:18 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 04/15/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:27 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Pedestrian killed in Bethesda

By Clarence Williams and Justin Jouvenal  |  06:08 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Woman struck on GW Parkway

By Clarence Williams  |  06:59 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Hearing postponed in yoga shop killing

A court hearing has been postponed in the case of a woman charged with killing a co-worker inside a yoga clothing shop in Bethesda.

By Associated Press  |  01:19 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Higher tax bills in Arlington, but same tax rate

The Arlington County Board plans to keep the current real estate tax rate for its $1 billion fiscal 2012 budget

By Christy Goodman  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/14/2011

School bus catches fire on the B-W Parkway

A handful of students were exposed to smoke after a bus from a D.C. school caught fire on the northbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway around 10:30 a.m., Prince George’s fire officials said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Brentwood mayor evicted from home

The belongings of the Brentwood mayor were placed on the sidewalk in front of her home after an eviction

By Hamil R. Harris  |  12:17 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Reckless driving citation for Montgomery Judge Brian Kim

A Montgomery County District Court judge was cited for reckless driving Thursday after another driver told police the judge was driving erratically and cut her off, according to Maryland State Police

By Dan Morse  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/14/2011

FAA head of air traffic resigns

The head of the Air Traffic Organization at the Federal Aviation Administration resigned Thursday morning amid recent reports of several controllers sleeping on the job.

By Dr. Gridlock  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/14/2011

School bus fire closes BW Parkway

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Newseum acquires Japan quake newspapers

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:44 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 04/14/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:22 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Brentwood mayor evicted from home

The mayor of Brentwood has been evicted from her rented home in the small Prince George’s County municipality.

By Associated Press  |  07:23 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Man shot, seriously hurt in NE

Officers received reports of the sound of gunshots at Minnesota Avenue and 34th Street about 6:45 p.m.

By Clarence Williams  |  07:20 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Police respond to shooting at Belle View strip mall

Fairfax County police are at the scene of a shooting at a strip mall in the Belle View area

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 04/13/2011

D.C. leads region in green building trend

D.C. leads the region in ‘green’ building space, according to the first regional analysis of green building trends

By Lori Aratani  |  02:34 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Report: Va. officials say they won’t pay for underground station at Dulles Metro station

Virginia county and state officials have written a letter saying they won’t pay the additional costs of building an underground station at Dulles Airport as part of the multi-billion-dollar Metrorail extension there, according to The Examiner..

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:12 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Another sleeping controller prompts FAA action

An air traffic controller  in Nevada fell asleep early Wednesday  as a medical flight carrying a sick patient tried to land, leading federal authorities to order an immediate end to the practice of leaving a single controller on duty during overnight shifts

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Homeless families increase in D.C. region

The number of homeless families in the region has increased nearly 10 percent since 2007, a fallout from the economy and foreclosures

By Annie Gowen  |  01:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Report: Va., counties won’t pay for underground Dulles station

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:34 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 04/13/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:37 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Internet gambling is coming to D.C.

The District would be the first U.S. jurisdiction in the nation to offer online betting.

By Associated Press  |  06:45 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:57 AM ET, 04/13/2011

New Quantico park to honor Marines

The park will be dedicated Thursday.

By Associated Press  |  05:57 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Virginia

Posted at 10:52 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Lincoln Memorial blacked out on Civil War anniversary

By Martin Weil  |  10:52 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 PM ET, 04/12/2011

2nd burned D.C. firefighter released from hospital

By Clarence Williams  |  09:52 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Metro proposes service cuts

The service cut proposals that the transit authority is preparing to present to the public in May hearings include some relatively minor changes in D.C. Metrobus routes, but a significant change in weekend train service

By Robert Thomson  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Newly found documents of Walt Whitman unveiled

The National Archives unveils newly discovered documents by the poet of the Civil War

By Michael E. Ruane  |  12:10 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 04/12/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:14 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Trooper kills Md. woman who pointed gun

By Martin Weil  |  11:59 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Officer exchanges gunfire in Bowie

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:39 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Gray, D.C. Council members arrested in protest


Mayor Vincent Gray (D) and several members of the D.C. Council were arrested by U.S. Capitol police after blocking Constitution Avenue NE next to the Hart Senate Office Building in protest of the congressional budget deal, which includes controversial District riders

By Ben Pershing  |  06:20 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Marshall Brown dismissed from Biddle campaign after Post comments

Not a day after criticizing “new white voters” in D.C., longtime political operative Marshall Brown has been ousted from his latest role on Sekou Biddle’s campaign

By Washington Post editors  |  05:05 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Guns in Va. churches OK, AG says

Virginians may carry weapons into places of worship while religious services are going on, if the weapons are for personal protect, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) says in a new legal opinion.

By Washington Post staff  |  01:38 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Va. Tech professor killed in glider crash

Authorities are investigating a glider crash in Craig County that killed a Virginia Tech professor.

By Associated Press  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 04/11/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:37 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A.M. headlines

Posted at 06:42 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Prayer service to mark anniversary of Japan quake

By  |  06:42 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 04/10/2011

Arson at Montgomery High School

By Martin Weil  |  11:40 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 04/10/2011

Georgetown students say they were awakened by intruder

Georgetown University public safety officials are warning students to be on the lookout after two students reported being awakened in separate incidents by a male intruder in their dorm rooms.

By The Associated Press  |  02:58 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/10/2011

Man shot and killed in NW D.C.

An adult male was shot and killed early Sunday morning in the 100 block of Irving St. NW, a District police spokesman said.

By Michael Laris  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/10/2011

Washington Post gun series wins VPA best-in-show

The Washington Post's yearlong investigative series on "The Hidden Life of Guns" has been honored as winner of the Virginia Press Association's award for best daily newspaper writing in 2010.

By The Associated Press  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 04/10/2011

Man killed by train in Waldorf

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  12:04 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/10/2011

Hyattsville house fire displaces family

A family of five in Hyattsville has been displaced by a Saturday afternoon fire that started next to their furnace, according to Prince George’s County fire officials. The family was not home at the time, and no one was injured.

By Annys Shin  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 PM ET, 04/09/2011

Eight hurt as powerful twisters hit SW Virginia

Two powerful tornadoes damanged many houses and caused at least eight injuries Friday in southwestern Virginia, authorities said.

By Martin Weil  |  11:12 PM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 04/09/2011

Md. House gives initial OK to medical marijuana bill

A measure that would give Maryland residents who use marijuana for medical reasons a new defense with a doctor’s approval has advanced in the House of Delegates.

By The Associated Press  |  02:52 PM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/09/2011

Man found dead after fire in Md. convenience store

Police in Prince George’s County say they’re investigating the death of a convenience store owner who was found inside his Bladensburg business.

By The Associated Press  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/09/2011

Alleged serial peeper arrested

A man who reportedly spied into dwellings in the Burke area during the past two months is in custody, according to Fairfax County police.

By Washington Post staff  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 04/09/2011

Baltimore woman celebrates 105th birthday

By The Associated Press  |  09:54 AM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 04/09/2011

Pr. George’s sponsors document-shredding event

Residents of Prince George’s County have a chance this weekend to get rid of unwanted paper documents.

By The Associated Press  |  09:49 AM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 04/09/2011

Washington testing voting machines ahead of special election

Elections officials in Washington are testing voting equipment ahead of the upcoming special election to fill an open seat on the D.C. Council.

By The Associated Press  |  09:43 AM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 AM ET, 04/09/2011

Five slain in D.C. since Wednesday

A man was found fatally shot Friday night in Southeast Washington, in what appeared to be the District’s fifth homicide since Wednesday.

By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil  |  12:16 AM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Man found after fire in liquor store

A man was found unconscious Friday night after fire broke out in a liquor store in the Bladensburg section of Prince George’s County, a county fire department spokesman said.

By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil  |  11:53 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Shutdown in D.C.: No trash pickup, libraries, DMV

D.C. would stop trash collection for three days, and the libraries and DMV offices would close.

By Washington Post Staff  |  03:07 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Tysons grandmother denied bond

The grandmother accused of dropping her 2-year-old granddaughter from a Tysons Corner walkway was denied bond in court today, reports say.

By Washington Post staff  |  12:48 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Cherry Blossom Parade would go on despite shutdown, organizers say

The National Cherry Blossom festival said Friday morning that its annual parade would go ahead even if there is a federal government shutdown .

By Michael E. Ruane  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Cherry Blossom Parade would go on despite shutdown, organizers say

The National Cherry Blossom festival said Friday morning that its annual parade would go ahead even if there is a federal government shutdown .

By Michael Ruane  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 04/08/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:54 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 04/08/2011

4 D.C. firefighters injured in house fire

A firefighter suffered life-threatening burns and three others were seriously hurt Friday morning when the roof of a home partially collapsed and trapped them as they battled a blaze in Northeast D.C., fire officials said.

By by Justin Jouvenal  |  07:29 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Donald Trump buys Kluge’s Va. winery

Real estate mogul and possible presidential candidate Donald Trump is taking over the Kluge winery near Charlottesville.

By Annie Gowen  |  04:53 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Federal shutdown would affect Potomac watershed clean-up

The April 9 event is losing several locations in the District because of the possible federal government shutdown

By Christy Goodman  |  04:26 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/07/2011

We’re looking for your tips

We've heard the rumors: an entire neighborhood, subdivision, or city block composed almost all of federal workers. Do you, or someone you know, live with a lot of federal workers? As the government shutdown looms, help us find the places in our region that will be most affected by nominating the ultimate federal worker neighborhood.

By Washington Post Staff  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Virginia won’t pursue high-speed rail funds

By Associated Press  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 04/07/2011

D.C. mayor’s hiring controversy: More testimony today

D.C. Council holds another hearing today into the controversy over hiring practices by the administration of Vincent C. Gray.

By Washington Post editors  |  09:04 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 04/07/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:19 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Pr. William Supervisor plans media blitz on immigration enforcement

Corey Stewart is planning a series of interviews.

By Associated Press  |  07:40 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 04/07/2011

I-295 shut down in D.C. after crash

By Clarence Williams  |  12:10 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Va. governor gets Metro board seat he sought

By Anita Kumar  |  12:02 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Six men injured in D.C. violence

Five men were shot in three apparently unrelated breakouts of violence within a 40-minute span in the District on Wednesday night, authorities said.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:14 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Va. lawmakers approve $2.7 million for U-Va. rotunda

By  |  08:00 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Bicyclist struck in NW D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  06:20 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Crash closes down Naylor Road

By Clarence Williams  |  06:13 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Acid spills on Montgomery College student

By Clarence Williams  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Shutdown would cancel Cherry Blossom Parade

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget says if a federal shutdown occurs the Cherry Blossom Parade scheduled for this weekend will be canceled, the Post’s Ed O’Keefe reports.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Region sees strong job growth

Fewer people sought unemployment compensation in February as more new jobs became available, nearly as many as during boom times, a new Labor Department report says

By Washington Post editors  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Bill would require 4,000 D.C. police officers

The District of Columbia police department would be required to maintain 4,000 sworn officers under legislation aimed at addressing concerns about attrition on the force.

By Associated Press  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Fire damages Temple Hills tattoo parlor

Authorities say a fire that broke out at a tattoo parlor in Temple Hills was quickly extinguished.

By Associated Press  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 04/06/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:13 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Gray to address potential government shutdown

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and City Administrator Allen Lew will discuss the District’s contingency plan in the event of a federal government shutdown at 2 p.m. today.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:53 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Dead cats found in Herndon home

By Clarence Williams  |  10:48 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Man with bag jumps embassy fence

By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil  |  10:41 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Church statue vanishes: color seen prompting theft

By Martin Weil  |  09:11 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Tim Kaine announces Senate bid

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine announced today that he would immediately resign his post to pursue a run for the open Senate seat in Virginia

By Washington Post editors  |  01:40 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Signs of a black bear found in popular Va. park

Signs of a black bear have been discovered a few hundred feet from ball fields in a popular recreation area in Manassas Park, city officials said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/05/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Bay Bridge Walk canceled

Maryland transportation authorities have canceled the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk for the fifth year in a row, citing budget concerns

By Associated Press  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post-now

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Three seriously injured in Md. plane crash

By Associated Press  |  08:20 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Storms race through area, downing trees and causing commute problems

A fast-moving line of storms downed trees and caused commute problems.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:11 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Tornado watch issued for Metro region

The watch is in effect until 10 a.m. Tornadoes, hail up to a half-inch in diameter and gusts up to 70 mph are possible, according to the National Weather Service.

By Emily Ingram  |  05:02 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Armored car guard robbed in Montgomery

By Martin Weil  |  08:57 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Pr. George’s schools fined over pay

Prince George’s County schools illegally cut the wages of 1,044 foreign teachers it hired under a special visa by requiring them to pay fees, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division ruled today

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:10 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Bike commuting on the rise in D.C.: Tell us #whyibike

The Washington area abounds with pedal-pushing commuters, with twice the average of the nation’s 70 largest cities.

By Washington Post editors  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/04/2011

White House ‘Big Dig’: West Wing entrance fenced off

The West Wing of the White House is vanishing behind a construction project.

By The Associated Press  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post-now

Posted at 07:14 AM ET, 04/04/2011

A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Here’s our morning collection of some of the top headlines from news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Come back to PostLocal.com for updates on all the top headlines of the day.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  07:14 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post_now

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 04/04/2011

One dead in Third Street Tunnel crash

By The Associated Press  |  06:55 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Burning hay blocks highway traffic in Va.

By Martin Weil  |  11:55 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Two found shot in Southeast

By Martin Weil  |  11:45 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Mystery powder in SW is pudding

By Martin Weil  |  09:04 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Homophobic slur on cars in Cleveland Park

By Martin Weil  |  08:38 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Officer arrested for punching officer outside bar

A Howard County police officer has been arrested after he allegedly punched a female officer outside a bar in a popular Baltimore nightlife district.

By The Associated Press  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Man killed in hit-and-run crash on I-66

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident early Sunday on Interstate 66.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:49 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Man slain in Langley Park

Prince George’s County police are investigating a slaying in Langley Park.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 04/03/2011

Md. exhibit is lesson in school integration

A new exhibit about the history of schools in the Maryland town of Shady Side is opening in Anne Arundel County.

By The Associated Press  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/03/2011

Smithsonian, MIT launch science game for students

An eight-week online and offline game is challenging the nation’s middle school students to solve an environmental disaster mystery by gathering clues at museums near their homes and working together in online forums.

By The Associated Press  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 PM ET, 04/02/2011

Pedestrian hit in Montgomery County

A pedestrian was struck by a car Saturday night at a main intersection in Montgomery County, authorities said.

By Clarence Williams  |  11:01 PM ET, 04/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 04/02/2011

Man stabbed in Montgomery County

A 19 year-old man was stabbed Saturday night during a fight inside a Gaithersburg home, Montgomery County police said.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:18 PM ET, 04/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/02/2011

Md. underground railroad trail opens for season

Visitors to a park in Maryland will be able to experience what it was like to travel the underground railroad.

By The Associated Press  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/02/2011

Historic Mount Vernon offers new Civil War tour

George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate is marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a new tour to highlight the estate’s connections to the war.

By The Associated Press  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 04/02/2011

Pr. George’s County holding disaster preparedness training

Officials in Prince George’s County are sponsoring a day of emergency preparedness training.

By The Associated Press  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 04/02/2011

Md. Masons open doors to public

Masons across Maryland are opening the doors of their lodges for a rare open house.

By The Associated Press  |  12:37 PM ET, 04/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Md. Senate seeks to crack down on motorists passing school buses

Local jurisdictions across Maryland would be allowed to install monitoring cameras on school buses to catch more motorists who disregard their “stop” sings, under a bill that won approval 38 to 7 in the Senate on Friday

By John Wagner  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Gray proposes tax increase for the wealthy

Mayor Vincent C. Gray, faced with a $322 million budget gap in fiscal 2012, is proposing more than $127 million in fee and tax increases and is slashing more than $113 million in health and human services programs

By Washington Post editors  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Obama showcases fuel-saving vehicles

President Obama is showcasing energy-efficient vehicles in Landover as part of his push for reducing U.S. dependency on foreign oil

By Associated Press  |  11:15 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Live Twitter feed: D.C. budget released

By Washington Post staff  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Falls Church taps new superintendent

Toni Jones, chief academic officer for Deer Creek Public Schools in Oklahoma, will take over in Falls Church on July 1

By Kevin Sieff  |  05:06 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Homeless forced from camp along I-95 in Dale City

Homeless people were kicked out of their makeshift camps in the woods along Interstate 95 on Thursday

By Susan Kinzie  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Midshipman expelled for spice use

The U.S. Naval Academy has expelled another midshipman for using or possessing synthetic marijuana

By Associated Press  |  02:16 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/31/2011

A.M. headlines from around the region

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Former Pentagon official remembered

Former soldiers marked Delaware's first Vietnam Veterans Day by honoring a man who was a driving force behind the creation of a national memorial for those killed in the Vietnam War

By Associated Press  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Fluorescent green creek alarms University Park residents

No, it was not a belated St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:38 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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